Free classes for over 50s

FREE computer classes will be on offer to the over 50s.

Whether you still think a mouse is just an undesirable rodent, or you want to take your computer skills to the next level, Computerden has the class for you. Computerden will be offering free open workshops for the over-50s every Thursday throughout the year, starting soon.

From surfing the Internet and sharing pictures on Facebook, to navigating Word software and sending e-mail, local over-50s can learn the ropes of computer literacy in their local.

Need to start with the basics? The Computerden team will show you how to manage your documents, photos and music into folders, install new programs, change backgrounds and more. Additionally you’ll go on to learn how to create letter, talk to your family via Skype and more.

The friendly team at Computerden will offer jargon free advice on the main popular areas of computing that you’re likely to encounter or require.

“These informal classes are fun” said June Braid, who runs Computerden. “It’s not a classroom, you’re not tested. If you have a question you don’t need to raise your hand. Everyone gets to know each other.”

The classes will be held at the Forfar and Carnoustie branches of the Royal British Legion Scotland. The aim is to teach class visitors everything from using the mouse, to getting familiar with email and internet and using office applications.

Kevin Parser, who manages the Computerden Carnoustie store, says the informal manner of the class is what is attracting many over-50s to the classes.

“They like the idea of meeting people and making friends. So they’ll actually enjoy the class. It’s as much of a social event as it is a course in gaining new knowledge,” said Kevin.

If you are over 50 and looking to get the most out of your computer knowledge in a friendly and open setting simply call Computerden on Forfar 804581 or Carnoustie 857862 to secure your place or by stop at a Computerden shop.

The classes will be held every Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30 p.m. at the Royal British Legion Scotland in Carnoustie and from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Royal British Legion Scotland in Forfar.